Digitized by the Internet Archive in 2010 with funding from St IVIichael's University School http://www.archive.org/details/blackred195000univ SEPTEMBER 1950 No. 80 < < Q o H U Oh •N^'* "^"\*%. The Black and Red September 1950 VICTORIA, B.C. No. 80 Managing Editor — The Headmaster assisted by Masters and Boys CONTENTS Page 5 Edi;.orial School Notes Calvete Speech Day The Headmaster's Report ■ 1 1 The Annual Sports 1 ' Rugby 21 Cricket -. - 31 Cross Country 36 Grass Hockey 37 Gym 37 Tennis 37 Swimming 38 Boxing -^ 39 Cadet Corps . 40 Shooting - 41 Wireless _ - 42 Photography - - ~ 43 Debating Society 44 French Club - - 44 Stamp Club 45 Music 46 Camping 47 "A Preface" 48 "The Classical Master Broods" - 50 Old Boys — University Letters 51 i EDITORIAL Twelve speeding months their shifting Seasons bear, And make our School a Seasonal Affair: September leads the Academic Year (Month when the nervous New Boys first appear); Soon will the Oval Sphere its solace bring, While wily Pr*ce goes weaving down the wing, And alien forwards lose their former fire Before the onslaught of the ponderous Sq**re. December flies apace, and duly come The pastimes of the Spring curriculum: Lo! in the Road Race lesser mortals fret To view the dust of \Vi**on and Bu***tt; See! round the Ring the pugilistic brood Watch lively Sh****tt draw his dole of blood; While swift threequarters quaint devices hatch To foil the foe in the St. Ge***e's Match. Then June and Summer (and old So**er groans Finding some cooler spot to lay his bones): But here 'twould ask an abler Bard than me Fully to sing the Term's variety — Some urge the Racket, some frequent the Gym, Some tie the Track Shoe, others simply swim, All tread the grim Parade Ground, up and down, Beneath the Glare of Sergeant-Major Br*wn, And panting bowlers still perspire and swoon To pierce the armour of the dour Co*****un. Speech Day and Sports Day pass and, all too quick, Looms the dread shadow of the dire Matric, When toiling laggards labour ever faster Under the anxious eye of the He*****ter. July — last scene of all — the Editor Paces with fevered steps the Office floor, The while he racks his unresponsive brain To engineer, ere Press-Day come again (As Editors from ages immemorial), New form and matter for the EDITORIAL. SCHOOL NOTES The Headmaster wishes to apologize for the lateness of this magazine which is due primarily to a visit to Europe and the rush of priority work on return. The majority of the happenings of the year will be found in the Headmaster's Report under the heading of Speech Day, and it will be perhaps of greatest interest therefore if we take a few extracts from the School Diary cover- ing events not previously mentioned in the Speech Day Report. The School continues to flourish; the enrolment in June 1949 was 127 and in June 1950 was 139, consisting of 72 boarders and 67 day boys and numbers are still rising. At the beginning of the Summer Term 4 entrance scholar- ships were offered for open competition based on academic ability and school record. Awards were made as under: — Boarder Scholarships: — $250 for 3 years — J. D. C. Cheeke, Duncan Grammar School. $200 for 4 years — P. M. Brown. Athlone School, Vancouver. Day Boy Scholarships: — $100 for 3 years — H. I. Simpson, Glenlyon School. $80 for 4 years — C. R. Huntley, University School. September 29th — The School booked the Little Theatre for a performance of "Moon for Melisande." The majority of the boarders attended. October 5th — Brigadier Reford, late of the Irish Guards, lec- tured to the Cadets and showed a film of "Trooping the Colour." October 7th — Foundation Day, celebrated with a Half Holi- day. October 27th — Canon Coleman visited the School for the last time as Visiting Master. We offer our congratulations on his elevation to the Bishopric of Qu'Appelle and our good wishes go with him and his family in their new home. October 28th — The School regrets to announce the depar- ture of Major Tayler for India. November 11th — Remembrance Day Sei-\ice held for the first time in the Memorial Hall. November 23rd — Lt. Commander Wolfenden lectures on the tour by H.M.C.S. Cedarwood in the Arctic Circle. December 16th — Christmas Party for the Boarders with tur- keys provided by the kindness of Mrs. Tom Dant of Portland. Concert put on at short notice quite successful. January 9th — Spring Term begins; ground like iron and deep in snow. January 28th — Mrs. Timmis gave birth to a son — Simon Marcus. A Half Holidav was given later to celebrate the event. February 2nd — Mr. C. A. Le Mesurier, a master at thir, School since 1942, died aged 77. An old friend and valued teacher, he will be greatly missed. February 4th — Dance in Memorial Hall. Seldom has the School looked so gay. Guests were St. Margaret's School and Norfolk House, who had pie\iously entertained us royally in similar fashion. February 10th — Rugger at last — a grand day. February 15th — Dr. Worthington presents a fine portrait of Donald for the Memorial Hall. We hope this will be the first of many portraits of our distinguished Old Boys. February 16th — Mr. Tuck speaks in the Career Series on "Trusts." Other speakers in this scries to whom our grateful thanks are due are Col. VVightman. Vice-President and Managing Direc- tor of the Victoria Daily Colonist, on "Journalism"; Mr. James Thow, Manager, Canadian Bank of Commerce, on "Banking"; Mr. Paul Meyer, U.S. Consul, on the Diplomatic and Consular Service; Mr. W. H. Forest on "Surveying"; and Mr. P. S. Watt, George Touche & Co., on "Chartered Accountancy." May 24th, Empire Day — Sherratt captains Island side which included foui' Univeisity School boys in the Cameron Cup match in Vancou\er. May 26th — The following boys were confirmed by the Right Rev. Harold Sexton, D.D., Bishop of British Columbia, at St. Luke's Parish Church. (The candidates had been prepared by the Rev. N. A. Lowe.) Frederick Charles Aylwin David Hugh Birley Edward Alexander Christie Charles Gordon East Richard Bruce Cavaye David Michael Jones Ian Robin Kinnell John Frederick Legg John Michael Turner Frederick Michael Goward Williams June 7th — "Trio" ill and in hospital. School photographs taken by Fort-Macphail. July 1st — Headmaster leaves for trip to Europe accompanied by T. W. Dant. W. McCormick and an old Brentonian, Scott Macdonald. Among the highlights of the tour were visits to Bal- liol College and Eton College where they were most hospitably received as guests and to Madame Tussauds where the wax figure of an Old Boy, C. C. I. Merritt, V.C., was encountered — though not in the Chamber of Horrors! During the holidays various improvements were effected. A new three-oven oil burning range was installed in the kitchen to the great joy of Mr. Da\is. The heating system was o\erhauled and changed from light oil to heavy oil and a booster installed so that inhabitants of upper dormitories would no longer believe they were trainees for Arctic exercises. Question — Are we grow- ing soft? A magnificent maple wood floor was installed in the Memor- ial Hall. Funds still required for the completion of the Memorial. Please note. The quadrangle was resurfaced at a cost of $1,000. The Reception Room was transformed and has now lost its fu- nereal atmosphere. On September 15th, 1950, the School suffered the loss of yet another friend of long standing, when Mr. John Wenman passed on in his 91st. year. Mr. Wenman played regularly for the Uni- versity School Incogs Cricket Club from 1912, when the Club was founded, until 1939, when he retired at the age of 80: a long in- nings, grandly played. We have to thank Mr. M. M. Boas for the gift of a Union Jack. His continued generosity in this respect is very much appre- ciated. Changes in staff are as follows: Mr. Grundy has given up schoolmastering for the joys of "Timber." His place has been taken by Mr. Campbell, late Head- master Sunalta Junior-High. Mr. Brandon has moved to Vancouver. He is replaced by Capt. Cordner, who is doing great things in the Hobby Shop. Mr. Lowes, who came for one term only, is well remembered His place has been taken by Lt. Col. Girard, to whom we owe the formation of the Scout Troop and Wolf Cub Pack. It would per- haps be more correct to call this a revival rather than a new formation, since Scouts flourished here in the school's early days. Call it what we may, it is a matter of high importance and very glad we are to see them flourishing once again. Miss Timms has arrived from Wrekin College, England, where she presided over the health of some 400 boarders, to take charge of our general health. Mrs. Carson has joined Mrs. Ritchie as House Matron while Mr. Carson is helping with the games and carrying out the numer- ous duties of House Tutor. Miss Macbean has been appointed Secretary to the Head- master to leave Mrs. McDonough more free to deal with the accounts. The school is now in good shape, the framework complete, and the boys arc filling it steadily — but the prescription is still "more boys." Old boys and others please "read, learn and in- wardly digest." School Prefects were Gilbert, Clifford and Colquhoun. House Prefects were: Brentwood House, Calton, Squire and Hodgins; Founder's House, Read, Price and Burnett. ACADEMIC RESULTS SENIOR MATRICULATION June 1949 / W. D. McCormick June 1950 P. W. Butler JUNIOR MATRICULATION June 1949 D. J. Ballantyne P. W. Butler J .B. Colquhoun G. H. Craven R. T. Davy L. R. Gilbert E. W. Howard D. R. Morrison M. A. Pope W. J. Shiplev G. R. C. Shipley R. I. Strang June 1950 R. A. Grant J. A. Brown R. J. Calton A. E. T. Hodgkinson J. C. S. Edwards L. D. Lopez D. E. R. Legg-VVillis R. J. Racey N. D. Scott-Moncrief P. K. Huus M. M. Hodgins D. Chisholm G. T. L. Read / McCormick also qualified for M.I.T. and achieved the great distinction of being elected an Honor Freshman Scholar at The Institute of Technology of California (Cal. Tech.)- SALVETE C. M. Anderson F. G. Aylwin R. A. Balma C. C. Barman I. C. Becket A. J. Becket D. H. Birley G. T. Blackwood W. L. Bruce R. B. Cavaye E. A. Christie R. A. Christie M. J. Connorton F. R. Cook J. W. M. Cooper G. G. East S. E. Fenton B. L. Goldby J. R. Gordon B. M. Graham R. A. Grant K. Halvorsen M. M. Harrison A. E. Hospes D. F. Howorth D. M. Jones M. D. Kendall L. E. R. T. Knott D. H. Morriss D. D. G. Morton J. D. Orford R. F. Owen B. A. Pass C. H. Peterson R. \V. Phillips D. S. Preston E. E. Price R. J. Racey A. R. Ritchie M. C. Ritchie W. J. Robertson T. E. Robinson F. J. B. Roome R. R. Roy J. M. A. Shanks G. C. Sheahan J. D. Sinnott T. A. Smith G. A. Stocker T. R. Storr L. C. Thow M. A. G. \'anden A. R. Willis The Hon. \V. C. Straith, K.C., Minister of Education presents the Chapman Cup SPEECH DAY The new Memorial Hall was packed to capacity on the 3rd of June for the first of its Speech Day Ceremonies. We were greatly honoured to have with us the Minister of Educa- tion, the Honourable W. T. Straith, K.C., who was well supported on the platform by the Governors under the Chairmanship of Mr. F. E. Winslow. O.B.E. The Headmaster's report is attached in full. After Mr. Straith had presented the prizes he spoke to the boys, outlining the progress which had been made in the educa- tional system of the Province over the past forty years, paying grateful tribute to some of the advantages pertaining to a Private School and in particular the presence of Scripture as part of the normal curriculum, and concluded by pointing to a bright and hopeful future for the Province. Mr. Winslow then invited Dr. W^orthington to say a few- words, and in a very witty and con\incing manner he brought home to the boys the raison d'etre for their presence in the School and their consequent good fortune. The proceedings concluded with the singing of the School Song — with great gusto — and the National Anthem. 10 THE HEADMASTER'S REPORT Mr. Straith — The Governors — Ladies and Gentlemen: — In presenting; my second annual report. I should preface my remarks by saying that today is something in the nature of an experiment in that we are combining Speech Day with Sports Day and Old Boys' Day in order that: (a) There should be less travelling for the parents and vis- itors, whose participation in the life of the School is so welcome. ( We are indeed glad to see so many of you here today. ) ; lb) The relative importance of Speech Day and Sports Day should be properly adjusted: and (c) There should be less interference with School studies, especially in the last fortnight before the important Summer examinations. This is a red-letter day in the history- of the School, for it is the first Prize-Gi\ing to be' held in this Memorial Hall. Last year we assembled in the Gym. The need for this Hall was apparent even then, and today it would have been virtually impossible to have held this ceremony without it. Last June, having obtained the sanction of the authorities concerned, Messrs. Birley, Wade and Stockdill produced plans for this building in a matter of weeks. Construction was begun in August, and in September we began classes downstairs to the tune of hammers and saws aloft. Fortun- ately, this lasted only a short time and on October 23rd. Morning Assembly was held here for the first time. The Hall has proved an invaluable asset and much that is of the utmost importance to our life here would ha\e been impos- sible without it. The difficulties of the structural alterations have been admirably met by the architects, who, incidentally have been extremely generous contributors to the financial fund, and the building has been designed so that one day the full project may be completed. This consists of the addition of a stage, dressing- rooms, etc., to this end of the building, so that plays and other entertainments may be successfully presented and the auditorium itself increased to a size commensurate with the requirements of the School. The Hall has not yet been dedicated, as the Memorial Boards to honour those who served and those who fell in this last War, have not yet been completed. This Roll of Honour will be similar to that for the 1914-1918 struggle, now hanging in the entrance hall of the main building. When the new one is finished, both will be hung in this Hall and the Dedication will then take place. So far close on $12,000 have been subscribed and spent on this work. A further $8,000 are required, and, so that the boys themselves may take an active part in this project, I have asked them, each one, to spare enough money from his holiday earnings to purchase one chair on which his name will be inscribed. The 11 Easter holidays were a poor time for this; nevertheless some boys did manage it then, and I am sure that a great many more (and especially those who have completed their studies here ) will be glad to have their names perpetuated in such a manner. I have talked at length on this, for it is a matter on which I feel very strongly. With the passage of time we are all too apt to forget those who did so much for us, and that they should be remem- bered by their Old School in a practical way (of which I am sure they would have approved) is the least debt that we owe them. The Memorial Fund, therefore, will remain open indefinitely for the purpose of improving the appearance and facilities of this Hall. We have made a good beginning but still have far to go. It has been a year of solid progress, saddened, it is true, by the loss of two old friends and members of the Staff, Mr. Le Mesurier and Mr. Tracy, but gladdened by welcome newcomers. So much has happened that I must of necessity leave out many things which I would like to relate, if I am not to keep you here unduly. On the lighter side there have been entertainments both public and private, dances with our sister schools — St. Margaret's and Norfolk House, camps on Discoveiy Island (thanks to Mr. Lowes and Capt. Beaumont), while academically our Matric. re- sults were a big improvement on those of 1948. and should be still better this year if the candidates will put their best efforts into this final stretch. But the foremost indication of the standing of the School is the fact that our numbers have risen steadily. As you know, we finished last year with the highest enrolment since 1930, and, despite a big leave in June, that enrolment has increased, and shows signs of still further growth. We are all aware of the high cost of living today and the shortage of money as compared with that available in the early post-war years. Of the three big Private Schools in the Province, this is the only one where num- bers have increased rather than decreased over the previous school years. This fact alone, I feel, demonstrates that the parents have confidence in the School, in its aims and in the progress we are making towards their achievement. The general health of the School has been exceptionally good, thanks to the Matrons and the School Doctor. Last year we suffered epidemics of influenza, measles and mumps. This year, among the Boarders, only two boys have had measles, very few have had influenza, and there have been no cases of mumps, chicken-pox or other similar scourges of school life. In Athletics and Games we have had a ver^' good year, too. In Rugger we lost only two games, and claimed our old rivals, Shawnigan, among our victims; in Cricket we have so far, won all our matches, defeating both Shawnigan and St. George's heavily. Though we did not do so well in the inter-school Cross Countr)^ we did run the greatest number of boys for many years in the School competition, and of 113 runners only two failed to com- 12 plete the very difficult fi\e-niile course — a fine tribute to the stamina and fitness of the boys. This afternoon you will be able to see the Athletic Sports, and to judsje the fitness of the boys for yourselves. Games play a big part in the life of this School, and, while we cannot always expect to win, the fact that we ha\e done so well in competitions with other schools indicates not only hard work and good coach- ing by the Staff, but also a healthy state of mind marked by keenness and the will to win — by no means unimportant equip- ment for the Battle of Life into which these boys must so shortly move. In Boxing we were again indebted to Commodore Edwards, late of H.M.C.S. Naden, for the assistance of Instructors, and the bouts (more than a hundred of them) were well up to standard. The Gymnastics have improved considerably since the appoint- ment to the Staff of Mr. Jack Moffat. Gym is now a regular part of the curriculum for the smaller boys and a well attended volun- tary activity for the seniors. The results we anticipate may be gauged by the display of Mass Calisthenics at the Cadet Inspec- tion, a display which was achieved after only a fortnight's vigor- ous training. Many of you here today were present at the annual Cadet Inspection and I will add, therefore, only that it was very success- ful, that the Cadets were most warmly praised by the Inspecting Officer, Maj.-Gen. Penhale, and that I personally was tremend- ously proud of them. Such results are not achieved without hard work both by the boys and their instructors, but in recalling the day perhaps the most encouraging thing of all was the presenta- tion made to Mr. Cropper after the ceremony. At his request I had been present only a few days earlier when he had given them one of the severest "dressings-down" I have heard for many a day. The boys' response was not only a first class effort but, after the ceremony, the presentation to Mr. Cropper of two highly illegal but very valuable awards — a cigarette lighter and a bottle of Scotch. I cannot help feeling that such true sportsmanship as was shown on this occasion is proof enough that the spirit — in a different sense to that contained in Mr. Cropper's bottle! — the spirit of the School is basically sound and good. Most unfortun- ately Mr. Cropper is at present ill in hospital, from the results of ov^erwork. Our very sincere wishes go to him for a speedy recovery. The facilities for shooting have been greatly improved by the addition of double shooting berths and the results have been very creditable. The wireless fans have achieved miracles of re- ception and relay and have a peculiar devotion to their instru- ments quite unknown to other hobbyists, while all candidates were successful in passing their St. John's Ambulance Tests and Signalling Course. School Societies are beginning to flourish and particular mention should be given to the French Junior Section which, under M. Robert's direction, has produced its own Magazine en- tirely in French. I am disappointed, however, that there was no Stop Press edition to commemorate M. Robert's wedding. It ap- pears that the B.C. air contains something special, since it was necessary for both M. and Mme. Robert to travel all this way from their home town in France before deciding to get married. We wish them every happiness and look forward to having them with us for a long time to come. This year has seen the revival of School Debates under the direction of Mr. Batterbun,-. The standard of debate has improved steadily and, while we have as yet no budding Churchills (but, rather, more candidates for Hyde Park), we have listened to several good speeches and many worthy efforts. To stand up and present a point of view in front of your extremely critical fellows is not easy, but it is a valuable asset in later life and the training cannot begin too soon. One of the great advantages held by independent schools here and in Britain is that we can go beyond the limits of a public system of education which must inevitably cater for the mass. Here we go beyond the High School limit in taking full Senior Matriculation, and, still believing in the supreme value of the Humanities (and the more so in this materialistic world of to- day), now take Latin throughout the School. Our Senior Matric- ulation Class — the equivalent of First Year University — is small at present, but is a plant whose growth we shall foster to the limits of our ability. Senior Matriculation is an essential pre- requisite for entry to Royal Roads and to certain Professions such as Chartered Accountancy. I believe that for most boys it can be taken here at School with more ad\antages than elsewhere. The mention of careers brings me to an acknowledgement of the debt that we owe to a number of gentlemen prominent in their professions, who have visited the School this year to speak to the bovs under the heading of Careers. Banking, Business, Journalism Diplomacy, Accountancy and Surxeying have all been represented, and Law. the Services and other branches have been booked for future talks. What to do with our boys is a prob- lem in the majority of homes, particularly where the boys them- selves are uncertain about their futures or have no knowledge of the careers open to them. I am most glad, therefore, to acknowl- edge our debt to these gentlemen for their carefully prepared and authoritative talks, and I look forward to their continued help in this respect. The appointment of Mr. Graham Steed, Organist of Christ Church Cathedral, to the Staff, has brought Music as a class subject into the curriculum. As in the case of Mathematics or French, it does not appeal to all. but in widening the cultural background and broadening the mental development of the School it is proving most valuable. The years of School life are so short and few, and so much depends upon our efforts to prepare the soil from which our boys may grow to manhood, that my only 14 regret is that we cannot find room lor still more cultural sub- jects: but, as Mr. Straith will agree, we can do only so much, and it is better to do that much well than to dissipate our energies on too many subjects with resulting loss of concentration without which no progress is possible. In conclusion may I pay tribute to my Staff. On the domestic side Mr. Davis and his assistants have given me a year of un- troubled peace and the boys untroubled tummies, for his food has been excellent, and on special occasions such as Thanksgiving or the Banquet at Christmas or the refreshments at the Dances he has turned up trumps indeed. The grounds we owe to Mr. Da\idson, more popularly known as "Billy." What his working hours are I do not know, but in the great frost it seemed that he was on a twenty-four hour patrol, and I do know^ that, without his unselfinsh labours, we should ha\e suffered severely at that time — nor could \ve now enjoy our playing fields as we do. To my Masters both the boys and I owe much, the boys for the energy and devotion with which the Masters have attempted to teach" and to help them with their studies and activities, and I for the always loyal support that they ha\e given me. They are no "yes men," and, though at times some have disapproved my policies, nevertheless they have most loyally carried them out. Together we have essayed many things, some of which have failed, most of which are succeeding. So long as we can achieve this happy result and so long as we keep trying, I have no fear for the future of the School. "Mens sana in corpore sano" is a splen- did motto. I feel that the School is living up to it. Finally it is my pleasant duty to introduce to you the Min- ister of Education and to ask him to present the prizes. It seems to have been my lot this year to introduce gentlemen who are infinitely better known to you than I am myself. Let me then say no more than this: Mr. Straith is of an old family, well-known and greatly honoured in B.C.. Since coming to Victoria myself three years ago, we have been blessed with two sons. We also, therefore, at this rate, should soon be a family well-known in B.C. But, though Mr. Straith represents the old family and I the new, we both have this in common — the future educational welfare of this Province. For some peculiar reason there are people who would draw an unpleasant distinction between the Public and the Private School, and I am therefore the more grateful that the Minister himself, despite his multifarious duties connected with the education of the innumerable schools and children through- out the Province, should find the time to come here today to a comparatively small School to preside at our annual Speech Day ceremonies. It is but another instance of the consideration and assistance which I have already received from his Department on all occasions, and, in introducing Mr. Straith to you, I am but expressing what I am sure you all feel — a genuine satisfaction and a deep appreciation of his presence here today. 15 PRIZE LIST 1950 Subject Prizes Reading -— -- Sinnott Writing -- Butler II Arithmetic _ - _ - Abel Spelling _ .-- Preston Art - _ - Harrison, Goodrich II Scripture Jackson Music - - ..- - McCarter Geography - - Sundt I Social Studies Doupe, Butler I English Gordon I, Legg-Willis French Kinnell, Read Latin Filleul, Huntley I Science ^^SS -^-^5 ^^ES ^ Health _ .. Williams Mathematics Huntley II, Birley General Knowledge (Marionette Library) Brown II Form Prizes Shell B - Sinnott Shell A _ - Abel Remo\e Newberry IVth _ - - Jackson VB :. - - Doupe VA - Kingham VI Lower Read VI Upper , Butler I Special Prizes Chapman Cup _ B. Caswell Kerr Cup J. B. Colquhoun The School Song God Save the Kins: 16 Mrs. \V. T. Straith presents the prizes THE ANNUAL SPORTS The Annual Sports were held on Saturday, June 3, under splendid conditions. A large crowd of parents, Old Boys and guests watched the events. Among those competitors who deserve special mention were Calton for his performance over the Hurdles (he was unfortunate in just failing to beat a record which he had twice equalled in practice), Gilbert, for his surprise win in the 100 yards and Price, who ran with great elan in many events and won the Senior Championship; nor must we forget Taylor, who jumped surprisingly well in the "Under 16" division. Branson deservedly won the Intermediate Championship and Turner, suc- cessful in all the Junior events with comparative ease, took the Junior Championship. Under Mr. Wenman's organisation a Staff of Officials swel- tered in the Summer sunshine. Our thanks are due to Mr. McKin- non, who proved himself, once again, a most efficient Starter, to Brigadier Cabeldu, Mr. Pollard and Mr. Genge for their Time- keeping and to Mr. Batterbury for some difficult feats of judging in many a close finish. Mr. Storr was, as usual, in good voice and kept the crowd well-informed about the progress of the e\ents. 17 SPORTS CHAMPIONS Turner Price I Branson A new and most enjoyable feature was music provided by the Band of the 7th H.A.A. Rgt., R.C.A., by kind permission of the Commanding Officer, Lt.-Col. Farnsworth. Their playing added considerably to the general gaiety of the afternoon, and we hope they may be persuaded to give such excellent support again. When the races were over watchers and competitors moved to the Dining Hall and Gymnasium where tea had been laid. At about 4:30 everyone returned to the front of the School, where the trophies were presented by Mrs. Straith under the shadow of the Atlantic Cedar. After the playing of the "King" we dispersed after a most pleasant afternoon. 18 RESULTS Victor Ludorum and Senior Champion (12 points) Price I (Corsan Cup; Wilson Miniature) Intermediate Champion (Worthington Cup) (12 points) Branson Junior Champion (Marpole Cup) (15 points) Turner House Championship (West Cup) Founders' House 100 yards, open (St. Luke's Cup) 1. Gilbert; 2. Price I; 3. Clifford (10 3/5 sees.) 100 yards, under 16 (Blundell Cup) 1. Branson; 2. Kendell: 3. Shaw (11 3/5 sees.) 100 yards, under 14 1. Turner; 2. Cavaye; 3. Jennings (13 sees.) 100 yards, under 11 1. Butler H; 2. Connorton; 3. Abel (14 4/5 sees.) 100 yards, under 12 1. Huntley H; 2. Butler H; 3. Connorton 220 yards, open (Giolma Cup) 1. Price I; 2. Clifford; 3. Robertson (24 3/5 sees.) 220 yards, under 16 1. Kendell; 2. Branson; 3. Erskine (26 3/5 sees.) 220 yards, under 14 1. Turner; 2. Cavaye; 3. Phillips (29 3/5 sees.) 220 yards, underlS 1. Jennings; 2. Mulder; 3. Sheahan (32 sees.) 440 yards, open 1. Price I; 2. Clifford; 3. Burnett (55 3/5 sees.) 440 yards, under 16 1. Kendell; 2. Brown II; 3. Erskine (60 4/5 sees) 440 yards, under 14 1. Turner; 2. Cavaye; 3. Christie I (68 2/5 sees.) 880 yards, open 1. McCallum; 2. Gordon I; 3. Sherratt (2 m. 15 2/5 sees.) One Mile, open (John Thorne Shield and Miniature) 1. Chisholm; 2. Wilson I; 3. Burnett (5 m. 22 sees.) 120 yards hurdles, open 1. Calton; 2. Hodgins; 3. Price I (15 1/5 sees.) / 120 yards hurdles, under 16 1. Branson; 2. Erskine; 3. Kendell 400 yards Inter-House Relay 1- Brentwood; 2. Founder's 400 yards relay. School v. Old Boys 1. School; 2. Old Boys (44 1/5 sees.) Old Boys' race 1- Kreger, L.; 2. Wenman, G.; 3. Yule High Jump, open 1. Price I; 2. Calton; 3. Hodgins (5' 2") High Jump, under 16 1. Taylor; 2. Brown II; 3. Branson/Bell (5' IJ//') High Jump, under 14 1. Turner: 2. Cavaye; 3. Anderson (4' 6^2") Long Jump, open 1- Hodgins; 2. Clifford; 3. Gilbert (18' 8") Long Jump, under 16 1- Branson; 2. Taylor; 3. Cooper (16') Long Jump, under 14 1. Turner; 2. Anderson; 3. Queale (14' 9/2") Cricket Ball, open 1. Hodgins; 2. Calton; 3. Cotter (91 yds. 1' 8") / Equals Record. 19 THE COLTS XV Price II Hodgkinson Wilson Willard Cavaye Aylwin Turner Lopez Sherratt Kingham Butler I Cooper Sundt II Jackson Goodrich II THE FIRST XV f, I. lilt Morgan Campbell Brown II Squire Knott McCallum Gilbert Burnett Calton (Capt.) Clifford Price I Hodgins Scott-Moncrieff Cotter 20 RUGBY FOOTBALL, 1949-1950 The 1st. XV was captained by R. J. Calton, H. C. Huinett assisting him as Vice-Captain. In addition to the Captain and Vice-Captain, W. W. Price, M. L. CHfford and T. W. Cotter, all Old Colours, were available, and it was thought that, if the pack could be brought up to a reasonable standard, a splendid season was in prospect. Actually the side was quite strong and should have experienced an un- defeated season, but of the twelve matches played, two were lost, two drawn and eight won. The official team for 1949-'50 was: — R. J. Calton J. R. H. McCallum H. C. Burnett N. D. Scott-Moncrieff M. L. Clifford H. W. Squire W. W. Price R. A. Grant T. W. Cotter G. J. M. Morgan D. J. Brown L. E. R. T. Knott L. R. Gilbert J. A. Campbell M. M. Hodgins Colours for the season were awarded to: — L. R. Gilbert G. J. M. Morgan N. D. Scott-Moncrieff M. M. Hodgins H. W. Squire R. A. Grant D. J. Brown The 2nd. XV played four matches, all at home, and all re- sulted in draws. The football was not of high calibre, although Sherratt and Bruce invariably displayed spirit and real promise. The results of the 2nd. XV matches were as follows: — v. Qualicum College 1st. XV 11-11 — Draw V. Shawnigan Lake School 2nd. XV 3- 3 — Draw v. St. George's School 2nd. XV 0- 0— Draw V. Mount Douglas High School 1st. XV 3- 3 — Draw The standard of play exhibited by the Colts was very en- couraging. Keenness and ability were in evidence and the only disappointment was the usual one — not enough matches. Three games were played and they resulted as follows: — V. Shawnigan Lake School Colts 11-0 — Won V. Shawnigan Lake School Colts 6-3 — Won V. St. George's School Colts 14-3 — Won The House matches were keenly contested and resulted in verv even games. Founders' House were successful in both matches, winning the Senior 5-3 and the Junior 3-0. R. W. 21 FIRST FIFTEEN MATCHES SCHOOL V. CANADIAN SERVICES COLLEGE "C" The season opened at Royal Roads against Canadian Serv- ices College "C" Team, the School being successful by a goal and three tries (14pts.) to a try (3pts.). Although neither side had had any practice, a fairly good game resulted, and the School side, though weak forward, showed considerable promise. Play was very even for some time but the School were better together than their opponents and always appeared to be more dangerous. Both Burnett and Gilbert put themselves through the centre on different occasions, but support was lacking and no score resulted. Shortly before half time Gilbert dodged his way across after a short run to score close to the posts. Squire kicked the goal and the School led 5-0 at the interval. After the restart the School pressed, and with Calton running with more dash at outside half there was a noticeable improve- ment behind the scrum. Clifford put the School further ahead when he broke away from a knot of players and reached the line after a short run. Squire failed to complete the goal. The next two tries both fell to Gordon. Both were scored at the flag, and both came after most of the backs had handled. Squire failed with both kicks but both were excellent efforts from a wide angle and all but successful. The backs failed to make use of their many opportunities but showed definite promise and were superior to their opposite num- bers. Of the forwards, who had much to learn, Cotter was easily the best. SCHOOL V. OAK BAY HIGH SCHOOL Playing at Windsor Park the School were too good for Oak Bay High School and won by a goal and three tries (14 pts.) to a penalty goal (3 pts.). The School pressed from the start and the outsides had many chances. The passing was rather mechanical, however, and there was a noticeable lack of thrust in the centre. Eventually the defence was beaten. Price crossing after all the backs had handled. Squire failed to convert. A little later a similar movement resulted in Price's again running around the defence and once again Squire failed to improve. Before half time a beautiful cut through by Burnett all but brought a try, and a break-away by Clifford also only just failed, but the School had to be content with a six point lead at the breather. After the restart the High School played up well and for some time fully held their own. During this period they were awarded a penalty, which was successfully taken, and the School led 6-3. The School then asserted themselves and went further ahead 22 when Burnett took Calton's pass at full speed and tore through the defence to score. Squire added the extra points. A little later Gilbert appeared to have scored but in the gathering darkness the referee could hardly be blamed for not allowing it. Just on time a nice movement initiated by Cotter and cleverly carried on by Calton resulted in a try far out by Gordon. Squire failed to convert and the School won 14-3. The forwards held their own but were slow in the loose. Cotter was prominent and McCallum once again showed promise. Clifford had a good match at the base of the scrum. Calton, though too slow" off the mark, was cool and constructive, while Price and Burnett did some useful things and combined well. The outsides. however, did not make full use of their opportunities and poor finishing lost them many a tr\-. SCHOOL V. OAK B.W HIGH SCHOOL The School disappointed in a return match at Windsor Park and were deservedly beaten by two goals and a try (13 pts.) to a goal and a try 8 pts. ' . Throughout the first half the School were lethargic, the for- wards being particularlv blameworthy. Before half time the High School had scored three tries, two of them magnificently goaled, while the School had replied with a try by Price which Squire only just failed to soal from a very wide angle. After the restart the School played with more spirit and were definitely on top. The light, however, was extremely bad and the last fifteen minutes were played under impossible conditions. The School added to their score when Burnett, who was outstanding throughout, created an opening in the centre and Gilbert finished splendidly. Squire kicked an excellent goal. Continuing to domi- nate the' play both Price and Knott crossed for the School but the try was not allowed in either case and Oak Bay won 13-8. Though somewhat unfortunate in the second half the School. by their p~oor display in the first lialf. thoroughly deserved their loss. SCHOOL V. CANADL\N SERVICES COLLEGE 2nd. XV. This match failed to produce the calibre of football expected of the two sides, but was nevertheless a vers- even game, both sides scoring an unconverted try. The School attacked from the opening whistle and had their share of the ball, both from the '"tight" and the -loose." There was. however, some veiy faulty handling among the outsides and the "Collese line was not seriously threatened. After ten minutes play the College asserted themselves, their forwards canying play to the School line where the scrum pushed over and scored be- tween the posts. The try was not converted. Play was ven,- even for some time but the .School had a fine chance when Gilbert 23 broke away in his own twenty-five but lost momentum looking for support when in the clear and able to finish himself. Just before half time Clifford saved the School when his splendid tackle, after a very long chase, brought down an opponent who had broken through on his own and beaten the full back. After the i^estart the College controlled both the line-outs and the set scrums. The School had several chances after the for- wards had heeled from the loose. Calton put Burnett through on one occasion and Burnett did the same for Gilbert on another, but the College were quick to recover. At the other end the School were lucky to touch down when Price fumbled a pass from Clif- ford in his own in-goal. Shortly before the end Price made much ground with the ball at his feet on the left wing. With help from Gilbert he reached the College line. There was a frantic scramble for the loose ball, Clifford, who was in close support, obtaining the try which Squire failed to improve. From the School's point of view it was Clifford's match: his fine chase and tackle in the first half and his tr^^ in the closing minutes were outstanding incidents. Burnett was always danger- ous and Gilbert did some very useful things, but Price was starved on the wing. Once again the outstanding forward was Cotter, though Grant put in some very solid work, and the pack as a whole put up a fair show against bigger and faster opponents. SCHOOL V. VICTORIA COLLEGE "B". The School were not impressive against rather disorganised opposition, but were successful by four goals and a try (20 pts.) to nil. Throughout the first half the football was of low calibre. Both packs indulged in much loose kicking, and constructive play behind the scrum was lacking. The School outsides had many opportunities but the handling was bad and the passing veiy faulty. Before half time the School scored two tries, the first by Burnett, after a determined run on his own, and the second by Gilbert, who crossed after taking Burnett's pass. Squire converted on both occasions. The School played rather better after the restart, and the outsides, particularly Burnett, showed to advantage. Burnett cut through splendidly on several occasions and two tries resulted. The first was scored by Burnett himself and the second by Price, who was on hand to take the scoring pass and finish well. Squire again kicked both goals. In the latter stages Calton was very prominent and it was from an opening created by him that Burnett scored the final try between the posts. Squire failed to improve and the School won 23-0. The forwards, of whom Scott-Moncrieff and Cotter were outstanding, were not impressive. The line-out play was weak and the kicking poor. Of the outsides Burnett had a good match but as a group they were not constructive. 24 SCHOOL V. SHAWNIGAN LAKE SCHOOL This match was vciy even and very keenly played but was disappointing in that the standard of back play was mediocre. Playing away the School were hard pressed, especially in the latter stages, but won by two tries ( 6 pts. I to a penalty goal 3 pts. j . For some time after the opening whistle the School showed to advantage. The forwards more than held their own. but the outsides, though well sen-ed by Clifford, failed to profit. The Shaw- nigan defence was penetrated in the centre on se\eral occasions but bad handling and lack of thrust spelled failure. The School were awarded several penalty kicks, at least two of which might have been successful, but Squire, who had an off day, was short with both. The School, however, had a clear advantage throughout the first half, and, shortly before the whistle, opened their account when the scrum pushed over from three yards out, Grant being credited with the try which Squire failed to improve. After the restart play was for some time very even, with neither line being seriously threatened. Marking was ven,- close and the defence had the upper hand. Midway through the half, Scott-Moncrieff. from a set scrum five yards from the Shawnigan line, called for a straight push over and the School was success- ful. Morgan obtaining the try. Squire failed to convert. Shawnigan then played with great vigour and opened their account when a splendid penalty goal was kicked from thirty-five yards. The School then threw away a certain try on the left with apathetic play in the centre and a dropped pass. From then on Shawnigan were very dangerous. They all but scored near the posts in the last five minutes, and the School saw them fail with a penalty with the last kick of the match i with great relief!). The School forwards played ver\- hard throughout, being superior to their opponents in the tight and fully holding their own in the loose and in the line-out. To them, and to CHfford. who at scrum half was extremely active and effective both in attack and defence, the School owed their success. The outsides defended veiy well but were not happy in attack. SCHOOL v. ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOL The side travelled to Vancouver by air for this fixture which was played on frozen ground and lost by a penalty goal and three tries ' \2 pts.) to two goals and two tries i 16 pts.). The game opened with disaster for the School. In the fiist two minutes there was some shocking defensive play in the School twenty-five which almost resulted in a tiy. and, the same hesitant mood prevailing, a try was conceded within five minutes. There had been a general hesitancy, but Hodsfins at full back was di- rectly responsible, being slow to gather and failing to face a resolute man with the ball at his feet. With the School still sound 25 asleep St. George's came again, and one of their players picked up a loose ball, running twenty yards to score near the posts. The goal was kicked and the School were eight points down in as many minutes. The School then asserted themselves and, with the forwards doing well in the tight, the backs were not without opportunities. After a period of attack the School were rewarded when Calton, going on the blind side, gave to Price who beat two men to cross at the flag. Squire failed to convert. Continuing to press the School backs showed to advantage but St. George's marked closely and there was no further score until just before half time Cotter gathered a loose ball and dashed in to score near the posts. Squire missed the kick from an easy angle and St. George's led at the breather 8-6. Directly after half time the School had another bad lapse and in ten minutes conceded two tries, one of which was goaled. Bad tackling, and passing on their own goal line were directly respon- sible. A third try was averted by Clifford, who saved the day with a fine tackle when the defence was thoroughly beaten. As in the first half the School rallied and added to their account when Gil- bert, at outside centre, took a pass from Burnett and ran through the centre on his own — a splendid forty yard run in which man after man was beaten. The try was scored near the posts but once again Squire missed the easy kick. The School came again, how- ever, and after all the outsides had handled Price crossed in the corner only to be held up when he tried to run around. This was a tragic blow for the School, but almost at once they were awarded a penalty, which Squire kicked, to bring the score to 16-12. There was no further scoring and the School had lost a game which they might easily have won. The ground was dangerously hard, and reluctance to tackle or to go down was obvious in the early stages: the School paid very dearly for this. Other factors contributing to the defeat were the glaring defensive errors of the backs, particularly Hod- gins, who had a very bad match, and the poor place-kicking of Squire. The backs attacked quite well and overshadowed their opposite numbers in this respect. The forwards, though rather slow in the loose, more than held their own in the tight and in the line-out. SCHOOL V. FIFTH REGIMENT The School playing at home, were too strong for the Regi- ment, winning by two goals and two tries (16 pts.) to nil. From the start the School backs showed to advantage but the finishing was poor and for some time the defence held out. On two occasions Calton dummied through the centre and made much ground, but support was lacking with the defence well 26 beaten. A little later, however. Cotter got the ball away from the scrum cleanly and. after Calton, Clifford and Gilbert had handled, Price took the final pass to score easily. Squire failed to con\ert. The opposing outsides had their share of the ball but took then- passes too slowly and failed to run straight. After the restart the School took control of the game. Calton increased the School lead when he sold the dummy in the oppos- ing twenty-five and scored between the posts for Squire to add the extra points. A little later Price scored his second try of the game when some orthodox passing by the School three-quarters and some faulty marking by the opposition gave him an easy try on the wing. Squire's attempt to goal was short. Just before no- side Cotter took advantage of some very poor play on the op- posing goal line and beat several Fifth players to a loose ball for the final tr>\ Squire kicked the goal and the School had won 16-0. Behind the scrum Calton was always dangerous, while Price was full of dash as usual, and finished well. The scrum showed the effects of the long lay-off, this being the first game for ten weeks, but Scott-Moncrieff did well and Bruce, in his first 1st XV match, gave a vers' encouraging performance. SCHOOL V. VICTORIA HIGH SCHOOL Playins: at home the School beat Victoria High School by a goal and a try ( 8 pts. i to a tiy ( 3 pts. ) . The game had barely started when, from a set scrum in the High School twenty-five, Calton. the outside half, sold a clever dummy and strode through the defence to score between the posts. Squire added the extra points. Shortly before half time Calton again broke through the defence in the centre and after a short run gave to Price who dashed o\cr to score a try which Squire failed to improve. There was no further scoring during the first half and the School led 8-0 at the breather. After the resumption the School fell away somewhat and the game was more even. Neither of the two three-quarter lines made the most of its chances and the forward play became more ragged as the game progressed. Just before no side the High School scored when one of their centres, taking ad\antage of some slovenly play in the School three-quarter line, picked up a loose ball and ran through the centre. The tr\- was obtained between the posts but the goal was not kicked and the School won 8-3. Once again Calton and Price were outstanding for the School behind the scrum. In the pack Scott-Moncrieff and Squire put in much useful work. Grant and Bruce were also prominent. 27 SCHOOL V. ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOL As was expected the home game against St. George's was bitterly contested. The School was without the services of Bur- nett, their vice-captain and also Brown H, a prominent member of the pack. The game opened at a fast pace and almost immediately the School lost McCallum, their right wing, with a knee injury, and a little later Bruce, who suffered a broken leg. St. George's dropped two men to even up and the teams played thirteen a side to the finish. For some time play was very even, but behind the scrum the School were superior. Several promising movements by the School outsides were halted by keen tackling before Cotter threw away a try when he failed to give Price a scoring pass after all the backs had handled. A little later, however, the School came again, and after Clifford had set the backs in motion Calton, Gilbert and Cotter, going full out. handled and Price took the final pass from Cotter to score far out — a grand try. Squire failed to convert. The opposing packs were struggling fiercely for mastery with the School ahead in the tight, but St. George's superior in the loose and the line-out. There was no further score before half time. The first half had been played at a rare pace and, although only three points ahead, the School had never been seriously threatened. After the restart the School exerted pressure and in the first fifteen minutes both Cotter and Price were nearly in, but keen tackling and effective spoiling kept them out. Then came the School's golden opportunity. St. George's were penalized in their own twenty-five. The angle was an easy one and Squire should have goaled, but he mis-kicked badly and the ball rolled to the St. George's line where Knott, who had followed up well, had the line at his mercy but failed to gather and St. George's touched down, relieving the pressure. Then the bitter fight for possession continued with neither side really dangerous, until about five minutes from time Von Harten, who was outstanding for St. George's, snapped up a loose ball about thirty-five yards from the school line. Calton, Gilbert and finally Hodgins failed to tackle him and he obtained a fine opportunist try far out. He failed to goal. There was no further scoring and the School had to be content with a 3-3 draw when, on the play, they should have won. Both sides played very robust football forward with the advantage slightly with the visitors. Behind the scrum the School were far more constructive in attack. Calton and Price being in excellent form. Scott-Moncrieff played a valiant game in the School pack and was well supported by the rest of the for- wards. 28 SCHOOL V. VANCOUVER OLD BOYS This match was played on one of the grounds at the Lni- versity of British Columbia in pouring rain and on a pitch which in spots was under water. The Old Boys were no match for the School and in a game which was cut short after thirty-five mm- utes' play, won by three goals and two tries (21 pts. ) to nil. Despite the appalling conditions the School outsides handled quite well and before the breather had scored throuLjh Gilbert. Burnett and Price. Squire con\erted two of the tries. In the brief period following the restart Read obtained a forward tiy for the School which Squire failed to improve, and just before no side Calton ran through from the Old Boys' twenty- five gaily selling dummies as he went. Squire added the extra points. SCHOOL V. FIFTH REGIMENT The season closed with a home game against the Fifth Regi- ment which was won by a goal and a penalty goal ' 8 pts. i to a goal (5 pts. L Throughout the first half the School outsides were superior to their opposite numbers, but the Resiment's pack were big and lively and, with the School forwards playing well below form, their dangerous backs had fewer opportunities than was expected. Some nice three-quarter movements were seen, however, and from one of these came the only School try, one of the best of the season. Calton and the centres all ran strongly and Gilbert, giving to Hodgins on the wing, backed up cleverly to take a return pass and score between the posts. Squire goaled. The Regi- ment played vigorous football but their backs lacked finish and failed to use their opportunities. After the breather the Regiment exerted steady pressure and with the School defence being very hesitant they were unfortunate on several occasions. E\entually a forward try was obtained be- tween the posts and goaled. It was then the School's turn, but the forwards were outplayed and the Regiment's lin» was never really in danger. The School was, however, awarded a penalty in their opponents' twenty-five and Squire made no mistake from a reasonable angle, his kick providinsf the winning points. 29 RUGBY CHARACTERS CALTON (Captain and Stand-off Half) — Enjoyed a splendid season, and did very many clever things, especially in attack where his "dummy", his short kicking and his timely passing were well used. His defensive kicking was quite good and his tackling usually adequate though not always decisive. A talented player. BURNETT (Vice-Captain and Centre Three-quarter) — A good attacker with pace, swerve and thrust. Combined well and kicked with judg- ment. In defence his tackling was frequently lacking in decision. CLIFFORD (Scrum Half) — Much more sure in defence and aggressive in attack than heretofore. Most competent at the base of the scrum and played intelligent and unselfish football throughout this, his last and best season. His kicking remained unaccountably weak. GILBERT (Centre Three-quarter) — His hands were not good and his passing was slovenly at times, but he was nonetheless a very useful centre with pace and thrust. Backed up intelligently and scored some fine tries. Rather tentative in defence and a weak kick. PRICE (Wing Three-quarter) — An elusive runner with pace and deter- mination, who went all out for the line and finished grandly. Com- bined poorly and seldom managed the return pass. A weak tackle. McCALLUM (Wing Three-quarter) — Came on somewhat this season and at times ran with determination. Combined poorly and lacked resolu- tion in defence. HODGINS (Full Back) — A variable performer. Slow to gather and to clear under pressure. Tackled well on occasion but experienced some very costly lapses in this department. A fair kick. SCOTT-MONCRIEFF — A very sound, hard-working forward, who "hooked" with success. An honest pusher, and extremely effective in the "loose" scrum, where his weight was vigorously and properly ap- plied. A forward of real promise. KNOTT — A front row man who was quite useful in the tight. Slow in the "loose," and lacking in condition. A weak tackle. SQUIRE — A front row man who, with increased knowledge of the game and more confidence, came on greatly this year. Good in the "tight," excellent in the line-out and increasingly dangerous with the ball in his hands. Punted very well but his place kicking did not come up to expectations. MORGAN — Effective in the second row in the "tight." Rather slow in the "loose" but always gave his best. Tackled well on occasion. GRANT — A strong and vigorous newcomer who started the season well but fell off somewhat toward the close. Fitted in well in the second row and at times tackled with effect. Quite fast, with good hands, but lacking a real knowledge of the game. COTTER — An active forward who was prominent in the "loose." Pos- sessed good hands, combined well and filled in at centre three-quarter very successfully on occasion. A weak tackle. BROWN II — Played in the back row. Slow and awkward in the "loose," but tackled well on occasion, and was prominent in the line-out where his height was well used. Always gave of his best. CAMPBELL I — A hard worker both in the "tight" and the "loose." Tackled well although slow on his feet. A keen player, and one of promise. 30 Hodgins Price I Burnett Gilbert Colquhoun Calton Clifford fCapt. ) Read Challenor Sherratt Squire CRICKET, 1950 With eight of the 1949 side available, prospects for the season were bri^ht/^M. L. Clifford was chosen to lead the side for the third successive year, and R. J. Calton was elected Vice-Captain. The season was short, and only six matches were played, three against other schools, and three against city clubs. The side. however, gave a good account of itself and in winning all matches must have been the first School side to do so for many a year. The brunt of the batting was borne by Colquhoun, Clifford and Calton. although, lower in the order, others, particularly Gilbert, plaved their parts ably. Colquhoun led the batsmen with an average' of sixteen. Sherratt. Challoner and Clolquhoun all bowled with success. Sherratt taking 27 wickets for 78 runs, Chal- loner 26 for 95 and Colquhoun 11 for 35. The fielding, particu- larly the catching, of the side was good throughout the season. Colours for the season were awarded to R. R. Challoner, L. Gilbert and H. C. Burnett. The full side was as follows: — R M. L. Clifford (Capt.! R. J. Calton (Vice-Capt. J. B. Colquhoun J. G. A. Sherratt R. R. Challoner L. R. Gilbert H. C. Burnett G. T. L. Read W. W. Price H. W. Squire M. M. Hodgins Competition for the Clayton Cup was as keen as ever. Six teams were entered, and only after two full rounds had been 31 played was the winner decided, Sherratt's team being successful. The Colts played matches against St. George's School, Shaw- nigan Lake School, Glen Lyon School and St. Michael's School. There was some promising material in this group. The Senior House Match resulted in a draw, while Brent- wood House won the Junior game after a close match. The Victoria Boys Under 18 side contained four University School Boys, J. G. A. Sherratt, who captained the side, R. R. Challoner, G. T. L. Read, and H. W. Squire. The annual game for the Cameron Cup took place in Vancouver and was won by the home side after an interesting match. FIRST ELEVEN MATCHES SCHOOL V. OAK BAY C.C. The season opened at home, Oak Bay being the visiting club. The visitors batted feebly against some moderate School bowling. Sherratt, somewhat short of length, turned the ball appreciably from the off and took 4 for 9. At the other end Challoner took 4 for 18. The School fielding was quite good, and Clifford took two splendid catches of the "run and dive" variety behind the stumps. Challoner batted confidently while Calton, Colquhoun and Clifford all showed promise. The School won by 49 runs. OAK BAY C.C. UNIVERSITY SCHOOL J. Parkins, l.b.w. Sherratt .. 2 Clifford, bid. Sparks 6 B. Gauverau l.b.w. Challoner 1 Colquhoun, bid. Parkins 13 B. Hobday bid. Sherratt . 1 Sundt, bid. Parkins A. .Abbott bid. Sherratt . . 4 Calton, retired 14 J. Sparks bid. Challoner 5 Sherratt, bid. Parkins J. Deane ct. Sundt bid. Burnett, ct. Abbott bid. Challoner 8 Parkins 5 G. Lee ct. Bell bid. Sherratt Challoner, run out 21 J. R. Orford ct. Clifford bid. Hodgins, bid. Hobday 1 Colquhoun 5 Price, bid. Hobday 2 Garnet ct. Clifford bid. Gilbert, bid. Parkins _ 1 Challoner 1 Bell, not out 14 J. Moffat run out _ Extras _ 14 Lowes, not out Extras 5 Total 32 Total _ 81 SCHOOL V. SHAWNIGAN LAKE SCHOOL The home game against Shawnigan Lake resulted in an easy win for the School, the margin being 63 runs. Batting first Colqu- houn, Clifford and Calton all made runs and, when Clifford de- clared at the tea interval, the School had lost only four wickets. Some weak Shawnigan batting gave Sherratt the flattering figures of 5 for 8. Challoner took 3 for 8, and Colquhoun 2 for 16. 32 UNIVERSITY SCHOOL Colquhoun, retired 31 Read, st. Johnson bid. Burr Calton, bid. Burr 22 Clifford, run out 44 Sundt I, not out Burnett, not out - 1 Price, did not bat Challoner — " — Hodgins — " — Sherratt — " — Gilbert — "— Extras _ - - 12 Total ; 110 SHAWNIGAN LAKE SCHOOL N. Bellm, bid. Challoner Butt, l.b.w. Sherratt 2 Maclnness bid. Sherratt 2 Burr, l.b.w. Sherratt Patrick, bid. Challoner 1 Pearkes bid. Colquhoun 5 D. Bellm, bid. Colquhoun 3 Chadwick, ct. Gilbert bid. Sherratt 8 Loughary bid. Sherratt 9 Johnson, ct. Gilbert bid. Challoner 1 Allan, not out _ Extras - 16 Total 47 SCHOOL V. ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOL Playing at home the School won a convincing victo^r\- over St. George's School: in a two-innings game they won by 56 runs. After the earlier batsmen had failed Sherratt and Challoner im- proved matters for the School and the innings total reached 76. St. George's replied with 42. Going in the second time Clifford declared ~at 53 for 6, and then Sherratt ran through the opposi- tion who were all out for 31, Sherratt taking 9 wickets for 8 runs. UNIVERSITY SCHOOL First Innings Read, ct. Tait bid. Neil _ 9 Colquhoun, ct. Jesson bid. Neil 4 Calton, ct. Knox bid. Hallet 3 Clifford, l.b.w. bid. Neil 2 Burnett, l.b.w. bid. Neil 6 Challoner, run out 1 1 Price, bid. Tait _ Hodgins, ct. Julian bid. Tait 3 Sherratt, ct. Hallet bid. Tait 11 Gilbert, bid. Hallet 9 Bell, not out _ 1 Extras - 1 > Total - 76 Second Innings Ct. Knox, bid. Hallet ... 14 bid. Tait 3 Ct. Prichard, bid. Hallet 21 bid. Hallet Ct. Swanson, bid. Jesson did not bat not out run out did not bat bid. Hallet _ - -■ did not bat Extras 2 Total (for 6 wickets) 53 ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOL First Innings Hallet, bid. Sherratt 4 Tait, ct. Price bid. Sherratt 25 Neil, bid. Sherratt .. 1 Jesson, bid. Challoner Julian, bid. Sherratt Knox, ct. & bid. Challoner Prichard, bid. Challoner Bardon, not out 5 Swanson, l.b.w. Challoner Clark, St. Clifford bid. Challoner 3 van Boyen, run out 1 Extras - 3 Total 42 Second Innings Ct. Gilbert, bid. Sherratt 16 Ct. Clifford, bid. Sherratt 2 Ct. & bid. Sherratt _ 1 Ct. Hodgins, bid. Sherratt ..._ 1 not out 4 bid. Sherratt -.- 2 bid. Sherratt _ _ bid. Sherratt _ - run out 1 Ct. Burnett, bid. Sherratt Ct. Price, bid. Sherratt Extras . -.- 4 Total - 31 33 SCHOOL V. UNIVERSITY SCHOOL INCOGS. C.C. The Incogs, failed miserably against the School bowling, Challoner taking 5 for 8 and Colquhoun 3 for 6. In the School innings Colquhoun batted with great confidence and was unfor- tunate in missing his ''fifty" by such a small margin. For the Incogs. "Scotty" Bonar showed that his eye was still good, in tak- ing a fine catch on the leg side. The School won by 43 runs. UNIVERSITY SCHOOL INCOGS. C.C. J. Richardson, bid. Sherratt 1 L. Brandon, ct. Colquhoun bid. Challoner S. Grundy, ct. Sundt I bid. Colquhoun 16 P. Lowes, bid. Challoner 1 D. Moilliet, ct. & bid. Challoner 2 W. Cox, l.b.w. Colquhoun 13 R. Wenman, ct. Burnett bid. Challoner 1 R. B. Bonar, st. Clifford bid. Colquhoun 1 C. Genge, bid. Sherratt . . 2 Becket II, not out Moffat II, bid. Challoner 2 Extras _ 5 Total 43 UNIVERSITY SCHOOL Clifford, run out Colquhoun, ht. wkt. bid. Moffat II Calton, ct. Grundy bid. Lowes Read, bid. R. Wenman Sundt I, bid. R. Wenman 47 6 Burnett, bid. R. Wenman Hodgins, bid. Richardson 5 Gilbert, ct. Bonar bid. Richardson 10 Price, ct. Cox bid. Genge 1 Challoner, ct. Lowes bid. Genge 7 Sherratt, not out Extras 9 Total _ 86 SCHOOL V. SHAWNIGAN LAKE SCHOOL Once again the School proved too strong for Shawnigan Lake School, who were at home. Sherratt did not take a wicket but Challoner was in form and Hodgins caught three catches, one being an excellent one. The leading School batsmen were dismissed cheaply, but Burnett, Challoner and Gilbert, in the middle of the batting order, showed enterprise, and the Shawnigan total was passed shortly after the fall of the ninth wicket. The School had made 104 for nine wickets at the close. SHAWNIG.\N L.\KE SCHOOL Butt, l.b.w. Challoner 4 Patrick, ct. Hodgins bid. Challoner 5 Johnson, bid. Challoner Bellm II, run out Maclnness, l.b.w. Colquhoun 8 Burr, bid. Challoner 21 Putman, bid. Colquhoun 4 .\llan, ct. Hodgins bid. Calton 4 Bellm I, bid. Challoner 1 Chadwick, not out Extras 5 Total 52 UNIVERSITY SCHOOL Clifford, bid. Maclnness 6 Colquhoun, bid. Bellm II 7 Read, bid. Loughary 4 Calton, ct. Allan bid. Maclnness 3 Burnett, bid. Bellm II ... 13 Challoner, bid. Maclnness 8 Gilbert, retired 27 Sherratt, st. Johnson bid. Burr 12 Squire, ct. Chadwick bid. Burr 13 Price, not out 2 Hodgins, not out 1 Extras 8 Total 104 34 SCHOOL V. DUNCAN C.C. Playing away the School were successful in defeating Dun- can by 46 runs. The School out cricket was excellent, steady bowling being supported by brilliant fielding. Seven catches were taken, both Price and Hodgins holding exceptionally fine ones. Clifford batted steadily, later on Gilbert and Squire both pro- duced runs and, with the help of "'Mr. Extras," the School total reached 81. This was the side's best performance of an extremely satisfactory season. DUNCAN C. C. UNIVERSITY SCHOOL Baiss, ct. Gilbert bid. Challoner 3 Clifford, st. Charter bid. Green 1 1 Shaw, bid. Sherratt 4 Read, ct. Dunlop bid. Green 5 Arneil, bid. Challoner Colquhoun, st. Charter bid. Charter, ct. Burnett bid. Heppenstall 8 Sherratt 1 Calton, bid. Ellis - Bolin, ct. Hodgins bid. Burnett, bid. Gledden 3 Challoner 1 Gilbert, retired 1/ Dunlop, ct. Price bid. Colquhoun 2 Squire, ct. Green bid. Ellis, ct. Price bid. Sherratt 8 Heppenstall H Gledden, ct. Gilbert bid. Calton 4 Hodgins, bid. Heppenstall 4 Howorth, bid. Colquhoun .. 2 Price, bid. Heppenstall Heppenstall, not out 2 Challoner, bid. Heppenstall Green, ct. Squire bid. Colquhoun Sherratt, not out 3 Extras 8 Extras - 19 Total -..-_ 35 Total 81 CRICKET CHARACTERS CLIFFORD (Captain) — Still rather impatient for an opening batsman but possessed shots all round the wicket and had a very good season. Alert and active between the wickets and excellent in the field. Captained his side with keenness and is to be congratulated on its splendid record. CALTON (Vice-Captain) — Started the season well but fell off toward the close. Possesses a fair defence and when set can punish the bowling with forcing shots all round the wicket. Tentative strokes early in his innings were his undoing. A fine judge of a run. Came on consider- ably with the ball. Excellent in the field. COLQUHOUN — A nervous starter but once over the first few overs his forward play is sound and confident. He is equally happy playing back. On the leg side he is prone to loft the ball and is rather passive. A poor judge of a run. Quite successful with the ball. Keen, but not safe in the field. SHERRATT — Turned the ball appreciably from the off and is a bowler of real promise. Occasionally tended to drop the ball short of a length trying for extra speed. Batted confidently on occasion and will improve in th^s department. A good judge of a run. Excellent in the field both in the air and on the ground. CHALLONER — As a bowler he usually kept the ball well up to the bats- man, moved it a little in the air and was duly rewarded. Improved with' the bat and several times batted confidently when runs were needed. Good in the field. BURNETT — Showed definite improvement with the bat. Played forward with more confidence and was strong on the leg side. Good between the wickets, and very active in the field. 35 GILBERT — \'astly improved with the bat, and more often than not made runs when they were needed. Strong on the leg side and drove straight and to the off well. His back play is still very weak. Keen in the field and did well at "point." READ — Improved somewhat with the bat and will yet do well as he has a fair defence and can punish bowling short of a length. Frequently gets himself out hitting across the straight one. Lethargic and awk- ward in the field. PRICE — Never developed any defence. Hit the ball hard but not often enough. Excellent in the field, and always very keen. SQUIRE — Made a very promising start as a wicket-keeper. No stumper as yet, but his hands are good and this may come. An unorthodox but" useful hitter. HODGINS — Learned to play forward with more confidence but never mastered back play. \'ery keen in the field, and held some excellent catches. CROSS COUNTRY RUNNING The annual Invitation Cross Country- at Royal Roads was held on November 30th, 1949. Seven teams competed, the School finishing fifth. The winner's time was 20 mins. 33 sees, for the 3.8 mile course, while \Vilson I. our first man home, was credited with 22 mins. 47 sees. The first four from each team contributed toward their team's total, the School's four placing as follows: — Wilson I 15th. Legg I - 16th. Moffat I 28th. McCallum 31st. Burnett, for some years the leading Cross Country man in the School, was unable to run because of illness. On March 1st., 1950, the School invited Victoria High School and Oak Bay High School to run ''around the Golf Course." Once again Burnett was unable to run, this time because of a Rugbv injury, and the School were well beaten, finishing third to Oak Bay and Victoria High. The School's first three were: — Wilson I 5th. Moffat I - - 9th. Lopez 1 3th. The School's Annual Cross Country took place late in the Easter Term. Wilson I, who, for the last few years has been a leading contender, was the first man home, and thus became the first son of an Old Boy to win the Old Boys' Cup. Burnett was second and Moffat I third. Turner, who placed fourteenth, was the winner of the Robertson Cup for the first Junior to finish. Judged on a House basis, Brentwood House were the winners. In winning the School Cross Country and leading all his team mates home in the two invitation races, Wilson I was the outstanding distance runner in the School this year. 36 GRASS HOCKEY Owing to the usual dry state of the grounds in September and October, Grass Hockey was played in the first weeks of the Michaelmas Term. Two matches were arranged, in which mem- bers of the Staff and other hockey enthusiasts in Victoria played against the boys. In both games the School, though playing with great energy, was defeated by its older but more skilful performers. In March a team of twehe-year-olds. which had been well coached by Professor H. V. Warren, was brought over from Uni- versity Hill School. Vancouver. They defeated a School side in a game which was much enjoyed by both sides. For the School Jack- son. Morriss and Moffatt II plaved well. L. B. THE GYMNASIUM Organised "Gym" has been a welcome and necessary innova- tion this year. Its introduction was greeted with great keenness and enthusiasm and the rate of advancement has been beyond all our expectations. Everyone worked ver\- hard and actually five months' Gym work was covered in two months. The Seniors had to keep on their toes to maintain their leadership over the Juniors. The Annual Competition was held on June 15th. Members of Pro Rec kindlv gave their services as apparatus judges under the direction of Mr. A. McKinnon. and entries totalled forty-five. The highest points were awarded to the following boys, who con- stitute the Eight for the year: — Grant Gordon I Cotter Goodrich I Clifford Westwood Huus Willard Vanden, one of the smallest of the Juniors, distinguished him- self by leading the Junior field and falling short of a Gym. VIII position by a scant eighteen points. If this interest is maintained next year, it is my opinion that the School will come through with a team quite eligible to com- pete for the B.C. Championship. J. M. TENNIS As usual, a large number of boys took part in the tournament this year. It was gratifying to see so many juniors competing. The Senior Championship was won by Branson who defeated Lopez 2-6, 6-2. 6-4. The doubles were won by Lopez and Sundt I, who defeated Calton and Read. 6-1, 6-2. Cavaye won the Junior Championship by beating Queale, 6-3, 7-5, and was awarded the Queale Cup. Lopez was awarded his Tennis C^olours. L. C. S. 37 SWIMMING The "Tank" has been popular again this Summer, particu- larly during the last few weeks of the Term, when the weather has been sunnier and warmer. Early morning swims have not been so frequent as in '49, yet no resident master could count upon a secure and undisturbed sleep after 7:00 a.m. Though there had been little time for training, the Sports (held on Wed., June 14th.) produced both enthusiasm and talent, and we must thank Mr. MacKinnon, once more, for officiating efficiently at an exciting meeting. Calton retained his hold on the Championship with ease and was largely responsible for Brentwood's success in the Inter- House Relay, which was won by the touch. RESULTS: Beofinners' Length: — 1. Boas III (19 4/5 sees.) 2. Christie 3. BoasIV Novices' Length: — 1. Vanden (15 1/5 sees.) , 2. Jennings 3. Benner Dant 40 Yards, Free Style, under 14: — 1. Phillips 2. Christie I 3. Anderson 40 Yards, Free Style, under 16: — 1. Brown II (25 sees.) 2. Erskine 3. Becket II 60 Yards, Free Style, open: — 1. Calton (36 sees.) 2. Grant 3. Peterson 40 Yards, Breast Stroke: — 1. Calton (29 sees.) 2. Brown II 3. Becket II 40 Yards, Back Stroke: — 1. Brown II (27 3/5 sees.) 2. Brown I 3. Calton Diving: — 1. Goodrich I 2. Goodrich II 3. Gordon I Inter-House Relay (4 lengths): — Brentwood House (44 3/5 sees.) C. F. G. 38 Guodnch II Shnratt Morriss Read Grant Squire Price I Branson Jennings Boas III BOXING The Boxing Finals took place on March 27th. We are in- debted to Commodore J. C. I. Edwards, C.B., and to two Old Boys, Capt. W. Holms, R.C.N. , and Mr. S. Dalziel, for their quiet efficiency as Judges on this occasion, nor must we forget ''Naden," which had, once again, given us much assistance with training and equipment. There had previously been approximately 100 elimination bouts, many of them of the "bloody, bold and resolute" variety, and the finalists once more gave a most spirited show. Perhaps the standard of boxing was not quite so high as in last year's Finals, but there was no apparent diminution in keenness and enthusiasm, and it was not unpleasant to see one or two reigning champions dethroned. It would be invidious to comment upon individual performances but we must give, in passing, a word to Gordon ll's stout effort on behalf of his House in the earlier rounds. The Inter-House result was in doubt until the closing bouts, but eventually Brentwood House retained the Championship; this year, however, by only a very few points. 39 RESULTS Atom Weight - Boas III Dust Weight _ Jennings Paper Weight _ Morriss Fly Weight _ Goodrich II Bantam Weight (Gait Martin Cup) _ Sherratt Feather Weight (Bolton Cup) Cotton Light Weight (I. K. Kerr Cup) Branson \Velter Weight Read Middle Weight Price I Light-Heavy Weight _ Grant Heavy Weight (Humphrey Baynes Cup Squire C. F. SALUTING BASE CADET CORPS, 1949-1950 A small variation was tried out this year with reg^ard to the selection of officers and sergeants. These posts of responsibility were left to the discretion of the two Upper Forms, and the fol- lowing Cadets were elected: — C/Capt.— L. R. Gilbert Cadet/Sgt. Maj.— J. A. Brown C/Lieut.— H. Burnett Cadet Q.M.C.S.— J. B. Colquhoun C/Lieut. — R. Calton Ss;t. .Armourer — R. I. Kingham C/Lieut. — M. Hodgins Band Sgt. — M. L. Clifford The programme of training was much the same as that of previous years. Cpl. McCallum deser\es a special mention for his untiring efforts with a First-Aid Class of eighteen, all of whom gained their certificates. Cpl. R. A. Grant, an invaluable member of the Cadet Corps, helped out considerably with Junior Morse 40 classes, for of the fifteen cadets who started the course, thirteen passed. The intermediate signallers, who were lOO^r efficient at exam time, had to contend with 12 w. p.m. and wireless technique; they were ably assisted by Cpl. R. L. Westwood, Cpl. E. R. Legg and D. A. Willard. Much praise is due to this latter group for the ingenuity it displayed in every phase of its training. Contact was maintained regularly with Shawnigan Lake School, Qualicum College and Mr. Lowe's week-end party on Discovery Island. January, as everyone will remember, was miserable. However, training of a sort was carried on and included the daily after- lunch Band practice. On two occasions the weather was too severe for outside parade work and the Corps derived some relaxation by seeing two war-time pictures: ''Target for Tonight" and ''Battle of Britain." Early in April we were most fortunate in obtaining the serv- ices of Mr. J. H. Moffat as P.T. instructor. As a result of his ef- forts the fifteen minute display on Inspection Day, under R. Cal- ton as Cadet P.T. leader, was excellent. On April 23rd. by the kind invitation of Lieut. -Col. Farns- worth ten senior cadets under Lieut. C. F. Genge attended "Exer- cises" at Work Point from 1000 hours- 1600 hours. Both exercises and lunch were greatly appreciated. The Annual General Inspection was held on May 3rd. in perfect weather. About 400 guests were present. We were greatly honoured to have Maj. Gen. Penhale, C.B.E., G.O.C. Western Command, as our visiting official. He showed keen interest in every phase of the inspection and in his closing address expressed sincere appreciation of the work which had been done during the year. At the general's request a half holiday was granted to cele- brate the occasion. C.L.C. SHOOTING The Christmas term was devoted largely to practice work. Five No. 7 Long Branch rifles bore the brunt of this and stood up remarkably well considering the abuse they received from the be- ginners. By various means 5 extra rifles were acquired for the Easter Term and, in order that all 10 might be used at one time, a bunk was built 3 ft. above the existing firing-point; the butts, too, were strengthened and enlarged. Shortly before the Annual Inspection snap shooting equip- ment was installed. Operated from behind the firing-point, it has been used for all types of target and has not interfered so far with the customary deliberate practices. Competitions took up a considerable amount of the Easter Term. Two Teams were entered in the D.C.R.A. Out of a possible 1200 points per month the "A" Team of 12 registered 1094 in January, 1112 in Februaiy. and 1113 in March. C. D. Branson, 41 the highest scorer in the three Shoots, is to be congratulated on having won the Harvey Cup with an average of 949^. Runner-up was R. I. Kingham with 93^c. Other Cadets who did extremely well were: H. H. Bell 91.6Cf , J. Q. S. Bigelow 91.69f, M. L. Clif- ford 91 ^r. T. W. Cotter 9Kr and J. A. Brown 90.6^r. These were awarded 2nd. Class D.C.R.A. Badges. In the R.M.C. Competition the Corps came 32nd. in all Can- ada and 1st in B.C. with a score of 921 out of a possible lOOO. This was fired on April 15th. 1950. The Woodward Cup Competition, usually held in October, did not take place until early in February. Our average of 92.125*^^ was not quite high enough for us to retain the Cup. We were placed 2nd. On May 20th. a match was arranged versus the Old Boys. Two practices were fired: 10 rounds deliberate at the D.C.R.A. target and 5 rounds Snap Shooting. THE SCORES OLD BOYS THE SCHOOL 50 100 50 100 R. B. Bonar 41 88 H. H. Bell _ 45 88 B. H. Parsons 43 90 J. G. S. Bigelow 46 91 J. C. Parsons 44 81 C. D. Branson 42 83 J. A. Richardson _ 40 90 N. D. Scott-Moncrieff 26 95 J. G. Wenman 42 90 H. W. Squire _ 43 87 W. R. G. Wenman 42 88 R. L Kingham 45 94 779 785 Recreational shooting was carried out on e\ery possible oc- casion. By the end of the term seven Cadets were ready to try for the "Golden Bullet." It will come as a shock to many to read that the old practice is to be superseded by a system common to both soldier and cadet. In the writer's opinion, the new course is a stiffer test but will enable a cadet to obtain a standard of marks- manship comparable to that of the Army. C.L.C. WIRELESS TEST All seven boys who took the wireless test, passed. The marks were as follows: Williams _ 90% Kinnel _ _. 81 % Willard _ _. 76% Moffat I _ 74% Privett 72% Kingham 70% Legg- Willis 65% Several of these boys also obtained Morse certificates and their ten dollars bonus. 42 INSPECTION On Inspection Day the section put on a demonstration illustratino; the signals equipment in operation. Several compli- mentary remarks were made by the inspecting General on the efficiency shown by such a young group of boys. We were also assisted by the 75th. H.A.A. Regt., R.C.A., who lent us a jeep which wc used as a mobile radio unit. BROADCASTS We have made over a dozen broadcasts this year, ten of which were lOO'/r successful. On the first wc broadcasted the invitation inter-school road race from Roome's car — an "on the spot" de- scription of how the runners were faring. This car was also used for several other test broadcasts. On the second we tried to con- tact Shawnigan Lake School, but could not arrange the necessary co-operatiom On one occasion we held a three-way net with Shawnigan Lake School and Qualicum College, which was riot completely successful. The remaining broadcasts have been with Qualicum College, which is over 100 miles away. Qualicum have been extremely co-operative and the only faulty transmission was due to atmospheric conditions. Two broadcasts were also made to Discovery Island where parties of boys were on a camping trip. During their second trip we tried out our signalling lamp which was also a success. SUMMARY We owe our thanks to Legg I, an invaluable and competent assistant, who has done much to make this programme possible. It has been only two years since the Army lent us this equipment and there are now eight boys who are fully capable of operating and caring for the sets and, we hope, of even bettering the achieve- ments done in this short time. R. L. Westwood. PHOTOGRAPHy CLUB At the beginning of the School Year we made an attempt at portraiture, but had dubious success. Soon we turned our ef- forts to outdoor photography and darkroom technique. When we returned after Christmas we found that the Headmaster had paid the remaining thirty dollars left on the cnlarger, leaving all in- come to be used for chemicals and equipment. Apart from a two-week closure in the Easter Term and one or two other "misunderstandings," the Club has carried on steadily under Sundt I as president. A few Junior Members, who joined in September, have now advanced to Senior Membership and all members have definitely increased their skill in operation. Craig Doupe. 43 DEBATING SOCIETY This year the Debating Society was re\i\ed after a lapse of some years. A total of six debates was held during the period. All these were well attended, but, as the presence of the Members was compulsory, this was scarcely surprising. It is possible that if the Society were put on a voluntary basis a much higher standard of debating would result. All the debates can be said to ha\e been highly successful in that there was never any lack of speakers from the Floor of the House, and none of those long, uncomfortable pauses which so often mar such occasions. On the other hand it was difficult to find members willing to propose or oppose motions. The one excep- tion was Colquhoun, who was always ready to come forward if no one else could be found. For this the Society owes him a debt of gratitude. Hodgkinson, Brown I and Butler I also made their marks as speakers on more than one occasion. As far as the standard of speaking goes — naturally it could have been much higher, but I am sure that a very definite im- provement could be seen in the later debates. Speeches were more on the point, better thought out and better delivered. I have only one serious criticism to make. Next year I would like to see the attempts at humour a little less forced. It is gratifying to "raise a laugh" but there were often too many comedians present. The last development in the world we would wish would be to see the Debating Societv grow into a "Bob Hope Show." G. A. B. FRENCH CLUB The French Club has been a welcome innovation, this year, on the Languages side. Its purposes are obvious — to help boys with their French and, at the same time, to give them a better knowl- edge of a European country- which may be too far away to mean very much to them. The idea has seemed attractive to both Seniors and Juniors. Unfortunately the Club activities have required too much atten- tion for the Seniors to spare sufficient time from their Exam, work and the Junior section only has been able to carry on to a full extent. Beckett II has been elected President and Ritchie I Secre- tars'. Cook has been Editor and Publisher-in-Chief for the Club's Paper, "Le Petit Journal." The articles, cross-word puzzles and "comics" were composed, in French, by the boys themselves, and it might be pertinent to quote here (without fear, favour or cor- rection) a message from a very young President, which appeared in No. 3:— 44 Chere Membres Comarades: Je suis tres heureux de voir comment le club a faitu un grand progres de la premiere annee. Quand nous avons pris notre salle de club cela ne ressembla pas a une salle de club mais nous avions cherchions des chaise et des tables. Maintenant nous avons une piece oil nous pouvons aller de lire et parler Frangais. Pendent le terme passe le club a ete gene par I'inspection des cadets. Nous esperons que le terme prochain il y aura sera plusieurs de les membres nouvelles. Le President. One of the principal aims of the Club has been to get into touch with boys of the same age in French schools, and to estab- lish a regular correspondence with them. Unfortunately the selec- tion of these "pen pals" has taken such a long time that it was only at the beginning of June that we received the first applica- tions. However, everything is ready for next year, and the Members of the Club will be able to write to their French friends immediately at the beginning of the new term. Pierre R. STAMP CLUB As a result of requests from members, the Stamp Club has been divided into Senior and Junior groups, each of which has met officially once a week, and unofficially almost every break and lunch-time. The Juniors have shown a very keen spirit, and some thirty members have been enrolled. Becket II, an experienced philatelist, has given valuable service as Secretary. The Senior group, after a rather poor start, has made good progress under the leadership of Legg-Willis. Many of the twelve members now realise that one's interest in stamps grows in direct proportion to one's knowledge of the subject, and that there is more in stamp-collecting than merely sticking stamps in a book. Talks have been given to both groups by Mr. Grundy and several members, such topics as History, Values and Varieties, Perforations and Colours and Manufacturing Technique having been covered. Many competitions have been arranged to test Gen- eral Stamp Knowledge, Countries of Origin, Canadian Views and Structures, etc., the subjects in all cases having been suggested by the boys themselves. The prizes of Stamp Sets were very popular. In order that the younger and less experienced members should not be discouraged, a door prize was awarded at each meeting. Some boys generously loaned to the Club their own personal catalogues, books and magazines, and others undertook to collect and preserve weeklv press cuttings. S. G. 45 MUSIC "The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, Is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils." Whether or not Shakespeare made a rather sweeping state- ment when he put the lines quoted into the mouth of Lorenzo in "The Merchant of Venice." it is evident that most people have, in fact, some musical instinct, and it is only necessary for them to be exposed to a musical atmosphere to develop the urge to hear more or even to make music themselves. It is undoubtedly true that some people are "tone deaf," just as others may be colour-blind, but these people are the exception rather than the rule. It is also true that some people are rather resistant to various types of music, some preferring the composition of the Great Masters, while others are only interested in the latest hits from "Tin Pan Alley." With the idea of reconciling both types of listeners, and also to culti\ate some singing in the School, music has now become a classroom subject, and a phonograph has been purchased so that all have an opportunity of hearing as much good music as pos- sible. Probablv the most popular lessons, however, have been those when a musical film has been shown, and hardly anyone has found it a great hardship to sit back and enjoy music played by Sir Mal- colm Sargent with the London Symphony Orchestra (when all the instruments perform separately or together), or to watch Arturo Toscanini or Sir Ernest MacMillan conduct their own great or- chestras. It was remarkable that everyone liked Toscanini so much, for he made very few concessions to the camera-man, and it was perhaps unfortunate that the film of the Toronto orchestra seemed to concentrate too much on the conductor and not sufficiently on the players. The films of the construction of organs and violins were most informative — so good were they that any boy who wished to con- struct either instrument for himself would have quite a good idea of where to start! Naturally discussions were held before and after the films and most boys now know the difference between a piccolo and a double bass. It is hoped to play many more records next year and to have more films to increase the knowledge of music, and to give more detailed infoiTnation about the different families of instruments, and about the finest "instrument" of all — the full orchestra. A lot of people made some very favourable comments about the way in which the School Song, "O Canada" and "God Save the King" were sung on Speech Day, and it is a fact that at Prayers each morning the Hymns are beginning to go with a swing, but we cannot be satisfied with our progress till we have our own school orchestra to play on these occasions. At present sixteen boys are learning the piano and some of them show much promise, such as McCarter, who was awarded 46 the prize for music; Gordon I, Sundt II, and Mulder, who got his teeth into a catchy march and enjoyed it so much that he made Hfe hideous in the Common Room between 12:45 and 1:15 each day! However, let us hope that in a little while we will also have some string players, flutists, clarinetists, oboeists and bassoonists — there is no reason why we should not, and it is much less trouble to take a violin or a flute to, say, Alaska than a grand piano. While on the subject of grand pianos — if anyone has a Very Rich Great-Uncle, let him suggest that we could do with one at the School, and a small organ as well. They only cost a few thou- sand dollars . . . G.S. CAMPING Our worst fears were not fulfilled and for our first week-end camp on Discovery Island Victoria turned on some of its very best weather. Four p.m. on Friday afternoon found the thirteen campers loading up Lewis Knott's ancient truck, which in due course and somewhat surprisingly delivered everything safely to the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, where Captain Beaumont and his Hong- Kong-built launch, "The Discovery Isle," were waiting for us. Arriving on the island we were met by the local tractor which faithfully towed all our kit and food to the cove where we were to camp. Our tents were pitched among some trees at the back of an old gardener's cottage, which served admirably as a storeroom and kitchen, and even provided two of the less Spartan (perhaps we should say more cunning) members of the party with mattresses for the night. During the camps the standard of cooking steadily improved, though in fairness one must admit that it could hardly have done anything else, while each evening was rounded off by various forms of amusement around the camp fires. It is disappointing to have to record that the local bull-frogs frequently "stole the show," and despite intensive frog hunts with lamps and improvised asse- gais, they generally continued to provide a voluntary, if unsoli- cited, accompaniment of croaking to our already tuneless singing. Eventually, indeed almost inevitably, the frogs would win the un- equal struggle, and, after trying the expedient of escapism as afforded by a charred wiener helped ( ?) down by a mug of burnt cocoa, we all retired to bed and some of us to sleep. At different camps we numbered among our guests the Headmaster, Captain Beaumont and Mr. Birley. Construction seemed to be the order of the day on Saturday mornings. On the first week-end a raft was successfully built and in it several intrepid ad\entures, with two pieces of wood for 47 paddles and an old sheet for a sail, set out in an attempt to cir- cumnavigate the island. Surprisingly enough they managed to get a quarter of the way round before the local rowboat had to be in- voked to rescue them. The second camping party confined their activities to building huts and some really creditable erections ap- peared in the bush — two of them complete with built-in stoves made from salvaged tin cans and home-cured mortar, which pro- vided central heating of a very high order, even if it was totally unnecessaiy. Our thanks for making these camps possible must go out to Captain Beaumont, whose constant co-operation "made" our week-ends. The frequent rides in his boat were instructive for the fortunate ones who were given a chance to steer the "Discovery" and enjovable for all. Out there on his lovely island we were able to get awav from our normal life for a few days, and, thanks to the efficient radio contact which was maintained, we used to listen to ball bv ball commentaries on the School Cricket Matches and talk to the less fortunate ones who were left behind. CAMPERS Camp No. 1 . Mav 12th.-14th.) Chisholm Birlev Fenton Scott- Moncrieff Haley Goodrich I Racey Fraser Gordon I Legg I Cooper Taylor Camp No. 2 I Ma\ 19th. -21st.) Gordon I Fenton Gordon II Mulder Willard Beckett I Goldby Peterson Westwood Privett East Creeth Caswell Ritchie I Roy Clatche\ Halvorsen P. D. L. 48 "A PREFACE" University School, Victoria, B.C. June 15th, 1949. Messrs. Doubleday, Doran & Co., Publishers, New York. Dear Sirs: — The School motto is "Mens sana in corpore sano" and Kip- ling's poem "A Preface," from "Rudyard Kipling's Verse, Inclus- ive Edition, 1885-1926," published by you, is so apposite that I am most anxious to publish it in the School Magazine. This School Magazine is not sold for profit and I would be greatly obliged, therefore, if you would authorize me to print it, with, of course, suitable acknowledgments to you and your publi- cation; Yours Very Truly, J. J. Timmis, M.A. (Oxon), Headmaster. Permission was graciously given, and we reprint here the poem in question, which was used in the March, 1936, number of "The Canadian Red C'ross Junior," with the special permission of Mr. Kipling. To all to whom this little book may come — Health for yourselves and those you hold most dear! And — one grand secret in your private ear: — Content abroad and happiness at home. Nations have passed away and left no traces. And History gives the naked cause of it — One single, simple reason in all cases; They fell because their people were not fit. Now, though your Body be mis-shapen, blind, Lame, feverish, lacking substance, power or skill, Certain it is that men can school the Mind To school the sickliest Body to her will — As many have done, whose glory blazes still Like mighty flames in meanest lanterns lit: Wherefore, we pray the crippled, weak and ill — Be fit — be fit! In mind at first be fit! And, though your Spirit seem uncouth or small. Stubborn as clay or shifting as the sand. Strengthen the Body, and the Body shall Strengthen the Spirit till she take command; As the bold rider brings his horse in hand At the tall fence, with voice and heel and bit. And leaps while all the eld are at a stand. Be fit — be fit! In body next be fit! 49 Nothing on earth — no Arts, no Gifts, nor Graces — No Fame, no Wealth — outweighs the want of it. This is the Law which eveiy law embraces — Be fit — be fit! In mind and body be fit! The e\en heart that seldom slurs its beat — The cool head weighing what the heart desires — The measuring eye that guides the hands and feet — The Soul unbroken when the Body tires — These are the things our weary world requires Far more than superfluities of wit: Wherefore we pray you. sons of generous sires, Be fit — be fit! For Honour's sake be fit. There is one lesson at all Times and Places — One changeless Truth on all things changing writ, For boys and girls, men, women, nations, races — Be fit — be fit! And once as:ain. be fit! THE CLASSICAL MASTER BROODS In a comparatively dignified Publication such as a School Record, O Patres Conscripti. it may appear a little rash To break petulantly out into the jargon of Mr. Ogden Nash, But. ever and anon, when I am sitting weaiy and ill at ease in the same old Common-Room swivel-chair that an endless line of my predecessors has sat in. And moodily consuming the midnight oil and the perennial blue pencil, over what Higginbotham II fondly hopes I will con- descend to consider recognizable Latin, I see life suddenly and I see life whole, And the iron enters into my soul: Why, oh why, if I HAVE to li\e a thought in itself sufficiently funereal ) . Am I forced to employ for my Life's Work such unprepossessing Raw Material? Boys! (Only one of whose more pertinent rhymes is '"noise") How long, O Eumenides, how long Must I suffer the nauseating throng? For it would need the descriptive genius of a Juvenal or a Suetonius Fully to catalogue their crimes, which arc hoary, harrowing and singularly unhaiTnonious — I search in vain for their brains. While instead they are covered mentally, morally and physically with spots, boils and blains; They are extremely careless about the significance of the Subjunc- ti\e with Cum, 50 But they are desperately meticulous over the way in which the Ball must come out of the Scrum; They greet a request for a list of Deponent Verbs of the 1st. Con- jugation with a puzzled frown, But if you ask them who was School Heavy-Weight Champion in 1947 they will immediately run through the whole gamut from 1906 to 1950, up or down; The evening before an Important Test they all go to bed with Cholera, Cerebral Meningitis, Infantile Paralysis and Cancer of the Spleen, But the next afternoon they all rise suddenly in the bloom of health because they are playing in the 1st. XV; Once a year they fight stubbornly against some perfectly obvious point of scholarship, with main and might, And when I look it up afterwards I find that I was wrong and they were right; The literature that they purchase has already put more than one pulp-manufacturer into the multi-millionaire set, And they prefer the store juke-box to the Staff Quartet; And if anything makes me fume and fester It is a schoolboy practical jester. While my family Psychiatrist merely turns the knife in the tumour When he informs me that the schoolboy practical jest constitutes one of the few healthy forms of humour; Their hands are actively against ever^' man particularly if he wears a gown and especially Me, Except only sometimes, when in their pockets is where they are and it's against School Rule No. 16b; They frequently treat me as if I weren't there. But they are invariably considerate and polite to my wife and it isn't fair; And it is my opinion that bare knees do not really adorn one; And it doesn't help me at all to have it pointed out that "boys will be boys" and that I myself was born one; And I am firmly convinced that I shall never love them — never, never. Except only very often, when a wave of emotion comes over me and I suddenly realise that they are all the very best of fellows ever. Magister Ludi. 51 OLD BOyS' NOTES At least two Old Boys have enlisted in the Special Brigade formed recently in Canada and in the near future will embark for Korea. VV. E. Cox (1942-1947), wearing the shoulder badges of the P.P.C.L.I., visited the School whilst on embarkation leave, and G. D. Corry, 1942 Ker Cup winner, has been appointed Aide- de-Camp to the Force Commander. The very best of luck to them both. Congratulations to Rafael Duke on becoming B.C. Sprint Champion, and also on receiving the Aldous Trophy. This award is made to the athlete who contributes most during the year in the way of sportsmanship combined witii achievement. The recent promotions in the Provincial Mines Department brought R. B. Bonar (1917-1921) back to Victoria as Senior In- spector of Mines. Despite, or perhaps because of. the duties attend- ing his exalted position. "Scotty" has already found time to turn out for the Incogs, and to shoot for the Old Boys against the School. In the range he produced an 88, which was hardly up to his schoolday form, but he claimed that sabotage was evident and demanded another shoot. "Scotty" has a new house on the slopes of Mount Tolmie, so he has almost come home — long may he stay. From Edmonton comes the news that D. K. Yorath (1920- 1922) has been awarded the McKee Trophy for meritorious serv- ice in the advancement of Civil Aviation. This Trophy has been awarded annually since 1927 and is Canada's most prized aviation award. Dennis is past president of The Royal Canadian Flying Clubs Assn., and a veteran pilot. We had feared that the sands of the desert had claimed D. R. M. Pickard, but, in spite of his 23 years with the Anglo-Iranian Oil Co., he still draws the desert air. Proof of this is contained in a recent letter from Abadan in Iran, where Douglas says he spent a "dull time" during the war. In April of this year the promotion of Commodore W. B. Creery, C.B.E., R.C.N., to the rank of Rear-Admiral was an- nounced at Ottawa. Wallace Creery entered University School in 1911 and left in 1914, at which time he passed into the Royal Naval College at Halifax. Serving with distinction through both wars, he was, in 1948, appointed Commandant of the Canadian Services College, Royal Roads, and upon his promotion to Com- modore became Chief of Naval Personnel. We record with pleasure the success of D. J. Ballantyne of Victoria College. David passed his first year with Honours and was successful in gaining the T. Eaton & Co.. Ltd.. -Scholarship of $100. The appearance of "Coleman's Corner" in the local press renews our contact wdth that fabulous character, J. A. Coleman. In a recent column Jim gave considerable prominence to his es- capades while at University School. A personal visit might provide considerable copy for your column. Jim! (You might even test the weapon still to be found in the Headmaster's Study. ) . 52 University of British Columbia, VancouNcr, B.C^. Dear Black and Red: It is unfortunate that as Old Boys become Older Boys their opportunities for visitinij the School seem to become fewer. In ad- dition, and ecjually unfortunate in many ways, is the manner in which the graduates of our School scatter themselves about the earth and lose touch with one another. It is possible that a few lines at this time from the campus at U.B.C. will play a small part in showing where some of us are at least. Mind you, it won't be an all-inclusive report by any means, simply because our interests fol- low many different faculties and we too seldom meet, but I would like to give mention to those Old Boys whom I have had the pleasure of seeing on the campus and try to give some account of what they are doing. To mention them as their names occur to me then, I might begin with our good friend Geoff Corry. It is always pleasant to meet Geoff. He has been wrestling with his M.A. thesis all year and yet when we have a moment for a chat he invariably has a bit of news about the School to tell me. I run into Johnny Boak occasionally too. Johnny still retains the rich sense of humour he had when he was '"Yo-Yo" champion of "Vivat." Neither the Navy nor his Pre-Mcd. course — or even the fact that Reg Wen- man took his ''Yo-Yo" from him — seemed to affect that. One afternoon recently I had a chat with John Moilliet. Arts- men are deep thinkers, they tell me, and John seems to have been doing some of it lately because he was remarkably prepared to dis- cuss the failings of the Legal System which I have been studying. I had just that minute left an examination, so I agreed with him. Another Artsman I recall seeing is David Kerr. David made an extensive trip to Europe last Summer and now knows what wines to serve with what meats. He graduated in Arts this year. Those at School in '42 will remerber Charlie Myros. Charlie isn't playing the drums any more. He's studying Engineering in- stead. Also, many will remember "Hawk" Knight. He tells me that he is studying Agriculture. That's the course they spend five years at and then roam about the fields with a stethoscope. Blondie Robertson is ever}' inch a Commerce-man. In fact, he learned his lessons so well this year that he was given a job selling Fiat cars for the Summer. When Don Gillies came over from North Vancouver and saw Blondie squeeze his six feet into one of the machines with scarcely the need of a shoe-horn, a sale was all but made. John Carr is studying Commerce too, I believe. John Kitson graduated in Chemistry last year. Since then he has been working at Kelowna on fruit research and now, I hear, is looking to Oregon for still another course in that select field. 53 The Hudec brothers have both graduated and have departed for the East. Martin is working for awhile at his engineering in New York City while Theo has been sent from Vancouver to Montreal by his firm. I should like to mention that I had the very great pleasure of making a statement in their behalf when they made application for Canadian citizenship last year. Their citizen- ship has since been granted. There are presently two other Old Boys in the Law Faculty besides myself. One is Gilbert Smith, one of "the twins," who graduates this year: the other is John Creeiy with a year to go. Bob Haney graduated last year. It will be evident that I have missed a number of the Old Boys who are attending the University. Owing to the size of the campus and our different courses this is to be expected. Neverthe- less, as I write I can't help but feel with regret that I know too few of the more recent graduates of the School. In this connection could I remind them that they have a great deal in common with those of us who ha\e been away from school for a number of years. What is more, we would enjoy meeting them in a very real way and welcome them to our local Old Boys' Association. If the newer Old Boys would take a moment to drop in at the Law Library, for example. I will see that they receive notices of our Association meetings. In closing mav I offer my sincere appreciation to Mr. Tim- mis, the staff and boys for making the Grand Old School an even greater institution. Yours vers- sincerely, Gordon Coghlin. Trinity College, Toronto. Ont. Dear "Black and Red"— During mv vears at the University of Toronto. I have met a few Old Boys about whom I thought you might like to hear. Walking across the Campus one day I met Jack Gibbs, who, I discovered, was occupied in the practice of bending and/or break- ins[ bones at the Toronto Chiropractic College. Unfortunately this Colles^e is not affiliated with the U. of T., so the Rugger Team does not have the opportunity of playing Mr. Gibbs. Nevertheless. Jack has been the moving force in reorganising Rugger in the City of Toronto. For some reason a foul 2:ame called "Canadian Football" has caused Rugger to play second fiddle for a while; however, with Jack's help and the assistance of the University Team, clubs are being formed and reorganised throughout the city. I, for one, think that he deserves well-earned credit for this. Another Old Boy with v.hom I have exchanged many pleas- antries is Dick Stephenson. Dick has been at Trinity College for 54 four years and is doing post-graduate work in a course commonly known as "Divinity," which will prepare him for the Ministry. Dick is very enthusiastic about University Rugger, but because of undue injuries the team has seen only too little of his spirited play. He is, however, prominent in College activities; two outstanding achievements have been his winning the Freshman Harrier and being the Vice-President of the Athletic Association. Moreover, Dick is engaged and has been for three years; so you can see he is carrying on the Old School Spirit. Last year I had a few words with David Braide, who was at that time doing post-graduate work in the Economics department. So you can see that the U. of T. has a fair representation of School Ties: but we can always hope that we will see more in the future. The Best of Luck to the School. O. B. M. BIRTHS Gillespie — To Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Gillespie, on October 25th, 1949. a son. Wolfe— To Mr. and Mrs. N. G. Wolfe, on September 23rd, 1949, a son. Walker— To Mr. and Mrs. H. W. H. Walker, of Deep River, Ont., on Mav 28th, 1950, a son. Dalziel— To Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Dalziel, on May 2nd., 1950, a daughter. Tye — To Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Tye. on June 30th.. 1950. a daugh- ter. DEATHS Tracy — A. G. Tracy on May 9th., 1950, at the age of 85. Arthur George Tracy was a very prominent figure in the early history of University School, filling the position of Bursar from 1910 to 1915. He was an original member of the University School Incogs. Cricket Club and will long be remembered by Vic- toria cricketers as an extremely effective lob bowler and one of the few bowlers of the type to play in B.C. Subsequent to his retirement Mr. Tracy resided close to the School gates and was always on hand to watcli cricket matches on the School ground. Hodson— On October 29th.. 1949, at Tacoma, Wash.. E. T. Hod- son (1920-1922). Wright — On September 21st., 1949, at Vancouver, B.C., Dr. Jack Wright. Dr. Wright was Canadian Tennis Champion in 1927, '29 and '31, and was a member of the Cana- dian Davis Cup Team from 1923 to 1933. 55 MARRIAGES Harvey-Cook — R. J. Harvev to Mary Elizabeth Cook, at Victoria, B.C.. on July 8th., 1950. Mcintosh-Harris — W. G. Mcintosh to Gwenith Muriel Harris, at Victoria, B.C., on June 29th., 1950. Brand-Noah — T. E. M. Brand to Madeline Ann Noah, at Talla- hassee, Fla., U.S.A.. on June 11th., 1950. Kilgour- Wallace — C. M. Kilgour to Gladys Mae Wallace, at Vic- toria. B.C.. on April 8th., 1950. Mclntosh-Renny — K. A. Mcintosh to Betty Anderton Renny, at Victoria, B.C., on April 6th., 1950. Griffin-Riddell— B. J. M. Griffin to Hilda Riddell, at Qualicum Beach, V.I., on December 31st., 1949. StapelIs-Ir^\'in — R. F. Stapells to Mildred Edith Irwin, at Victoria, B.C., on January 14th., 1950. 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